Jacques Delors expresses his joy on the Nobel Peace Prize award the European Union
“The awarded Nobel Peace Prize is a great satisfaction for the founding fathers of Europe and millions of activists who are working for understanding between people and for their association for the common good of Peace.
It is also a message of encouragement for our people and governments who are sometimes beset by doubts and the winds of populism and narrow nationalism.
The Prize should be also seen as a sign for the entire world in the difficult search of common rules that would allow freedom to flourish everywhere and opening pathways for human development, social and economic access at all. It is in this sense that the rules of common life established by the European Union can serve as references for global rules.
European construction has never been a bed of roses. But it has always overcome crises thanks to new advancement towards greater cooperation and solidarity between people. The Nobel Peace Prize encourages us to continue the historic work with foresight and courage.”